Vergennes Police Log: City police answer routine calls
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with motor vehicle accidents, verbal domestic disputes, and one case of threats made over the phone in a relatively quiet week between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
• Early in the morning on Monday, Oct. 31, saw two people run between homes on West Main and Union streets and tried unsuccessfully to find them.
• On Oct. 31 dealt with a fender-bender on North Greet Street.
• On Oct. 31 twice accepted pain medication for destruction.
• On Oct. 31 dealt with a noise complaint in a Main Street apartment building.
• On Nov. 1 went to Vergennes Union High School to mentor a student and help him with homework, an ongoing effort.
• On Nov. 1 helped a motorist get into a locked car on Comfort Hill.
• On Nov. 1 helped Vermont State Police by finding a woman and her son on Main Street who police said had been involved in a family dispute.
• On Nov. 2 helped a motorist get into a locked car on North Green Street.
• On Nov. 2 dealt with a loose dog complaint on MacDonough Drive.
• On Nov. 2 checked out a report that proved to be false of cows loose on South Maple Street.
• On Nov. 3 served a relief-from-abuse order to a male John Graham Shelter resident, an action taken on behalf of Worcester, Mass., police.
• On Nov. 3 cited a Panton resident for driving with a suspended license after he drove his motorcycle off North Main Street and injured himself in the accident; the man was treated at Fletcher Allen Healthcare.
• On Nov. 3 told three teens to get off the Kayhart Crossing railroad overpass for safety reasons.
• On Nov. 3 went to Basin Harbor Road in Ferrisburgh to tell a resident to contact South Burlington police about an accident.
• On Nov. 4 stood by while VSP conducted a traffic stop on Main Street of a car that had been driven erratically on Route 7.
• On Nov. 4 dealt with phone threats made by one city woman to another regarding an alleged affair. Police said the woman threatened the other with bodily harm, and they have forwarded the case to the state’s attorney’s office for possible prosecution.
• On Nov. 4 were told by Northlands Job Corps security a student was missing from campus, and then found the student on Main Street and returned him to Northlands.
• On Nov. 4 questioned a man seen ducking into bushes near the city green and determined there was no problem.
• On Nov. 5 separated two apparently drunken women arguing on South Water Street and sent them off with family members or friends in different directions.
• On Nov. 5 dealt with an accident at the intersection of Main and Green streets in which a tractor-trailer truck hit a parked car.
• On Nov. 5 went with the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to the John Graham Shelter to help a resident who said he was suicidal and suffering from stomach pains; VARS took the man to Porter Hospital to receive help from the Counseling Service of Addison County.
• On Nov. 5 were told that a First Street resident had been missing for two days; she returned shortly afterward.
• On Nov. 5 responded to a family argument at a Booth Woods home over child custody.
• On Nov. 6 helped a wheelchair-bound woman that VARS had picked up on Basin Harbor Road in Panton; she said she wanted to go to St. Albans; police arranged a taxi ride for her to Burlington to meet family members.
• On Nov. 6 stood by at a South Maple Street home at the request of a man while he and his divorcing wife spoke.
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